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Snow in Summer on Slope? (Pics)

Posted by pamcrews 6 SW Missouri (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 21, 08 at 16:16

I have a long and large steep slope on the back part of my yard that blends into garden areas and then grass. I thought Snow in Summer would be a great ground cover as I love the folige and flowers it produces. I'm concerned as I have heard so many negative comments on how it cannot be controlled. Any suggestions on what to plant on this slope for ground cover? Would Snow in Summer be a good choice? As you can see from the pictures lots of rocks. I live in Missouri where we grow rocks. Maybe something that won't die out in the winter. I've considered ivy but don't want to be a breeding ground for snakes.
Thanks for your suggestions.


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RE: Snow in Summer on Slope? (Pics)

Refer back to your previous question. This is from the Missouri Botanical garden:Plants are short-lived, and dead patches often begin to appear after several years. In St. Louis, foliage usually declines as the summer progresses. In other words in winter you will see dead plants as is the case with most flowering perennials.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Perennials

RE: Snow in Summer on Slope? (Pics)

how about periwinkle?

RE: Snow in Summer on Slope? (Pics)

Periwinkle can be invasive but why not you have a lot of area to cover, but keep track of it. Use staggered rows so it fills in quickly. Just make certain you amend the soil before planting. Euynomous would do as well, like Emerald Gaity, multi-colored leaves.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Perennials

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